Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Maze Runner Poster Lands
Welcome to the concrete jungle
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 July 2014
Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller
Along with Eve Hewson and Billy Magnussen
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Unbroken
26 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Gambit (2012)
Empire Star Rating
True Grit (2011)
Empire Star Rating
A Serious Man (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Burn After Reading (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Coen Brothers Say Hail Caesar
They're putting together their next film

17 May 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

The-Coen-Brothers-Say-Hail-Caesar

Having scored one of their bigger critical hits with Inside Llewyn Davis, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are sticking in a period milieu for their next project. According to Deadline, the brothers are setting up Hail Caesar, which, despite the title, will not be set in Roman times.

Instead, it’ll chronicle the behind-the-Hollywood-scenes wrangling of Eddie Mannix, a fixer in the employ of the studios who works to protect the reputations of their stars in the 1950s. It’s a comedy apparently based on the work of real-life private eye Fred Otash, a lifeguard-turned-cop who was fired from the force and turned to a life of wiretapping and investigation for the big film companies of the time.

It was his responsibility to control and manage the images of the stars, making sure that embarrassing scandals were quietly covered up and problems were dealt with by any means necessary. The behaviour has continued up until recently, when the Anthony Pellicano case put a damper on the use of private investigators. At least, that’s the official story…

There’s no word on a cast or a schedule yet for the new Coens pic, but we’re ready for whatever they have up their sleeves.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Cannes 2014: First Look At Saint Laurent
Empire parks its keister for the fashionista
Daniel Radcliffe Claims You Shall Know Our Velocity
Based on the Dave Eggers book

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)